Changing epidemiology of acute appendicitis in the United States: study period 1993-2008.

@article{Buckius2011ChangingEO,
  title={Changing epidemiology of acute appendicitis in the United States: study period 1993-2008.},
  author={Michelle T Buckius and B. P. Mcgrath and John M. Monk and Ronald E. Grim and Theodore D Bell and Vanita Ahuja},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2011},
  volume={175 2},
  pages={
          185-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Addis et al. [5] described the epidemiology of appendicitis in the United States from 1970 to 1984. He reported that while overall incidence decreased, the highest incidence of appendicitis occurred in 10- to 19-y-olds. This study examines if the incidence of appendicitis and mean age of diagnosis has changed, and whether demographics are related to the frequency of admissions and incidence rate of acute appendicitis (AA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Study questions were assessed using… CONTINUE READING
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